Photo: Chandler, Brian and Joe Burr
New York Times Chandler Burr travelled to Colombia in March 2011 to adopt the two young boys. While still in country finalizing the adoption and Visa in the US, Burr went to retrieve the boys passports and he casually disclosed the fact that he is gay.
The 13 and 10 year old boys were then separated from their adoptive father .
Yesterday a judge has ordered Colombia’s family welfare institute (ICBF) to return the two Colombian minors to the custody of their adoptive father, New York Times Chandler Burr.
Burr denounced publicly the institute’s actions on CNN, after which the ICBF Director Diego Molano said that the adoption would be reviewed but that they would first consider the psychological tests of both Burr and the children.
During the interviews, the boys showed no objection to their adoptive father’s sexual orientation and stated that they wanted to be with him.
The family judge in charge of the case took into account the opinion of the children, as well as the newly passed anti-discrimination law to rule in favor of Burr.
The Burr family (Chandler, Joe and Brian) is back together, and preparing to spend their holidays together in New York City.